10 Awesome Perks Of Being A Woman!

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The world is an unfair place, true. Completely true, what’s with the gender inequality really? Inspite of so many struggles, men still have a higher place in society than women do. And we hate it, we do. But what we don’t realise sometimes is the amazing perks we get by simply being us, women. There are tons of them really, and if we start putting down each one then the list is probably going to be endless. So as women’s day draws closer, we decided to thrown in the top 10 perks that we get by being a woman:

1. We Can Act Naturally

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Yeah, believe it or not, this is the top perk of being a woman. We can cry if we are sad, or eat a tub of icecream if we are happy. It doesn’t really matter what we do, all that is needed is the will to do it. Want to cry over a boy and bitch about him to your friends? No big deal. As women, we can basically be completely self indulgent about each and every emotion that we have.

2. We Are Always The Innocent Ones

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Basically since the male race has established that they can majorly screw up in various areas of life, the women from venus get a preference almost every time because lots of people simply don’t believe that we can do something wrong. No one believes at first glance that a woman can lie. We are always the innocent poor things who got hurt, and sometimes, that can really come handy, cant it?

3. Girl Stuff Is The Best

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We are never judged for all that makeup, long drives, bubble baths and all the amazing girly stuff invented by mankind. We can drive around in our cars blasting Britney Spears, and it is perfectly normal. Because we are just indulging ourselves after all, right? We can basically experience each of life’s small and big pleasures without anyone questioning our ‘womanhood’.

4. Men Are Expected To Have Some Standards, For US

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Opening doors for us, letting us have the first bite of the cake because ‘Ladies first’, buying us dinners, getting us ice cream while we are pmsing. Too many perks in one point alone, right? Men are expected to behave in a certain way around us, and we all gotta accept that it does make us feel like princesses sometimes.

5. No Facial Hair

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Well, not as much as men atleast. We already have our underarms, bikini areas and legs to take care of, atleast we don’t have to run a razor over our face and grow crazy beards in November! Also, men’s faces are pretty rough, isn’t your soft skin so much better?

6. Coming Of Age Is Comparatively Easy

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We don’t have to go through awkward sexting moments, change of voice, major changes in appearance and behavior. All these are things that men go through and they are TOUGH to handle. We are incredibly lucky that we don’t suddenly have a different voice the next day, because like, puberty!

7. Power

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In relationships, women always have a certain type of power that men definitely don’t. Whether its choosing the curtains for your house, or the place for the Saturday dinner, women get to do it all. Also, a man who shouts back at a woman, abuses her, etc is often looked down upon which ultimately gives a woman a lot of respect. Definitely a perk.

8. Clothes

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Lets just finally say it out loud. We have so much more choice in terms of clothing than men. True, men have their own stylish stuff too, but nothing beats a woman in a nice sundress just roaming around town. We can wear just about whatever we want, whenever we want, and can be considered stylish, unique and tons of other things for having clothes.

9. Dancing

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Go to a club, and observe one man and one woman who cant dance. The man will be criticized, laughed at and totally mocked if he just doesn’t have the moves. But women? No one dares to laugh at them when they are simply just shaking their hips on the dance floor. Its such a fun, cathartic activity for women, and we pity the fact that men cant start dancing like crazy when the DJ puts on THAT song and all you girlfriends scream out in unison!

10. Richer Inner Lives

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Women generally have a huge underlying pool of emotions stored up. This gives them the sensitivity edge over men, and people who are more in touch with their emotions automatically have a new and deep understanding of life and its experiences. A woman can thus explore everything that happens to her, talk about it, ask whatever questions come to her mind, and just do anything she wants. We are not expected to be in control and we should use it to our advantage.

5 Inspiring Women Achievers In India You Need To Know About!

They are tough. They are dedicated. And they have the courage to bend conventional rules. In honour of Women’s Day we introduce you to these women achievers of India who have redefined achievement itself.

Yukti Choudhary

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This 27-year old Harvard graduate is the first to win the Zila Parishad polls in male dominated Haryana. She looks forward to deal with issues related to water, education, women’s rights and the skewed sex ratio.
Yukti might as well turn out to be a brand ambassador of the government’s resolution to have a more educated panchayat in every village. In addition, she is well stepped into the “Beti bachao-Beti padhao” campaign started by the Bhartiya Janta Party.

Dalimi Patgiri

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A shining example of an invincible spirit, Patgiri has emerged as an entrepreneur at the rural level. The woman has devised a new way of utilizing areca-nut sheets in her village in Assam. She makes utensils out of them and has turned it into a full-time business, raising employment for other women as well.
Patgiri also went to Tamil Nadu for a training programme organized by NGO Dhriti. Thereafter, she got her loan sanctioned for giving a better shape to her skills and ideas. This has further helped her in empowering other women of her village.

Lalitha Bai

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Once a landless labourer, Lalitha Bai is now another rural entrepreneur in Halkurle, Karnataka. She has brought in an advanced cooking system in the villages by introducing the modified version of the IISc designed smokeless stove. After selling thousands of these stoves, she now plans to expand her business. She has already started traveling to other districts to train other women.

Sapper Shanti Tigga

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Before Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to include women officers in the combat military forces, 35-year old Tigga became the first woman “jawan” in the Indian army in the year 2011. Tigga was a mother of two at the time she joined the army. What is more interesting is that she was able to defeat all her male counterparts during the physical examination tests. Also, she earned the highest position of marksman after her trainers were impressed with her gun-handling. Unfortunately, this braveheart was abducted and later, found dead.

Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu

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This Delhi girl became the first Indian to ski all the way to the south pole in just 38 days. Skiing for 8 to 10 hours every day, Reena traversed a path of 915 kms through one of the coldest regions on planet Earth. The 38 –year old not just made India proud at the global level but also proved that determination and hard work can take you to great heights, quite literally.
These women are an inspiration for not just Indians but for citizens the world over. And given the versatility of their areas of excellence, it is another opportunity to recognize the bubbling women empowerment that India can begin taking pride in. What better way to celebrate March 8 than this?

10 Women Who Made A Mark In The Fashion World!

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Fashion is an industry that is mostly dominated by women’s clothing, but inspite of this, there are a lot of billionnaire men players in the market. There’s Bernard Arnault, who heads LVMH. Karl Lagerfeld, who has his hands dipped in almost everything in the fashion industry, to Amancio Ortega, who has a 60% stake in Inditex, the group that owns Zara. But forget about them for a moment, and lets remember that there are some key women figures in the industry who are taking the fashion world by storm. Magazine editors, designers, stylists, entrepreneurs, women have reached everywhere. So on the occasion of women’s day, here’s a list of the top 10 most influential women in the fashion industry:

Anna Wintour

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You simply can’t not mention Anna Wintour when you talk about fashion. Editor in chief of American Vogue since the 80s, she is the biggest dominatrix in the fashion world. Along with being the artistic director of Conde Nast, she almost has a hand in every initiative like the CFDA, Vogue Fashion Fund, to Fashion’s Night Out. She also has a great influence on countless designers in the fashion world and continues to make it even better by making boss moves each day!

Annie Leibovitz

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One of the biggest influencers in the world of fashion photography, she is such a key figure that Kanye West spent four days editing his wedding pictures to get her trademark watermark just right! She has photographed every cultural, societal and political figure in today’s world. Remember the famous Obama family portraits? Demi Moore’s iconic pregnant Vanity Fair cover? All her doing.

Diane Von Furstenberg

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Yes, the woman who invented the wrap dress in the 70s that turned 40 years old this recently. She is the president of U.S fashion’s governing body, the CFDA. She is basically the number one figure who decides who and what we will be wearing next. She is also responsible for the industry’s current obsession with making Google Glass happen!

Gisele Bundchen

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This list is not complete without one of the most famous and influential supermodels ever, Gisele. From having being the cover girl for almost 500 covers, she is the world’s top earning model. She has graced the campaigns of every top brand, from Versace to Dior, Chanel to Givenchy. She is a bonafide celebrity today, and still manages to maintain her supermodel position inspite of being in the business for so long.

Miuccia Prada

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As the head of the Prada label, she has built herself a fortune by making her worth about $9.9 billion dollars. She runs the company with her husband Patrizio Bertelli, and also has Miu Miu as her pet brand. In 2012, her designs were one of the MET Costume Institute’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit. The women is definitely a legend, no doubt.

Sarah Burton

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Among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, Sarah Burton is creative director at Alexander McQueen. She is praised for her work as his successor. She is responsible for making Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and also received an OBE from the queen.

Natalie Massenet

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Founder and CEO of the first and most successful website, Net-A-Porter, she revolutionized the concept of high end shopping, ONLINE. Luxury magnate Richemont bought Natalie’s 18% share in the company , valuing it at an estimate of £350 million. Natalie has still maintained her role as the CEO and even launched 2 sister websites, Mr Porter and The Outnet.

Delphine Arnault

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Director of LVMH, she was appointed the only woman in 2003 on the LVMH board of directors. While she was deputy managing director of Dior, she was listed by Fortune Magazine as a future CEO in the making.

Tory Burch

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With her Tory Burch and C. Wonder brands, she has collected a billion dollars worth of wealth. She is easily one of the most wealthy people in the industry in addition to snagging the 2008 CFDA award for Accessories Designer of the Year. She also paves the way for female entreprenuers with the help of the Elizabeth Street Capital, which is a Bank of America collaboration that helps new businesses which are owned by women.

Rachel Zoe

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Arguably the most celebrated fashion stylist in the world, she has dressed everyone from the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Demi Moore and even added the reality star title to her resume with her show ‘The Rachel Zoe Project’. She has a pretty successful namesake apparel and accessories line which too has been worn by the who’s who of the industry.

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke: Preity Zinta Gets Married To Gene Goodenough!!

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Vivacious and gorgeous Preity Zinta got married to her longtime American boyfriend Gene Goodenough in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles on February 28, 2016. The wedding was a traditional Hindu ceremony and the couple took pheras in her mom Nilprabha Zinta’s presence. The hush hush marriage was a low-key affair with only close family members and friends like Susanne Khan and Surily Goel being present at the venue. Apparently, Preity’s mom Nilprabha oversaw all the arrangements for the wedding.
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For her D- day, Preity chose a picturesque outdoor location near Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills. The mandap looked stunning and was set against a backdrop of gorgeous skyline of the city.
A popular LA-based artist, DJ Amara had shared a photo from the night with the caption,
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However, the picture has been now deleted.
All her fans are dying to see the wedding images but it is believed that the couple will put out their private wedding images up for auction and the proceeds generated out of these will go to the NGO, Preity Zinta Foundation.
Preity will soon have a grand reception in Mumbai where the who’s who of Bollywood will be invited.

Preity had met Gene in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. Gene works with NLine Energy Inc., a renewable energy development company in LA, as the Senior Vice President in their Product & Finance department.

Goodenough was also a key witness in the infamous 2014 case, when Preity had slapped her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia with molestation charges.

Bollywood Congratulates Preity Zinta on Her Wedding

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Wishes have been pouring in for the actress from all her B-town friends.
While the star kept mum about her wedding, veteran actor and Preity’s friend Kabir Bedi confirmed the news by congratulating her on Twitter.
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HUGE CONGRATS my friend @realpreityzinta on your marriage to Gene in Los Angeles, City of Angels. Blessings!  KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) March 1, 2016

Designer Farah Khan Ali, who returned to India before the wedding, took to Twitter to congratulate her friend:
Congratulations sweets on your wedding @realpreityzinta . Lots of love and blessings all the way from India

Later, Sushmita Sen also tweeted her wishes for the newlyweds:
CONGRATULATIONS @realpreityzinta ❤️😀😘 soooooo happy for U n Gene👏❤️ have a fun n blessed married life!! Love u Mrs. Goodenough😉😄😘❤ mmuuaah

Well, with the marriage news, it seems Preity has finally found her happy ending! Our heartiest congratulations to couple and we wish Preity and Gene a very happy married life ahead!

6 Stunning Scenes From Neerja, The Movie

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The inspiring story of Neerja Bhanot has been told beautifully by Bollywood. And this Sonam Kapoor starrer “Neerja” is getting all the applause from the critics and audiences alike. The fact that the real Neerja went through all that the movie has presented, is all the more heartbreaking. Read on about the most stunning scenes from the film.

Neerja’s Free Spirit

The film opens with the focus on Neerja Bhanot’s fun-loving nature. Her smiles, dance, happiness and her attitude towards life should make you smile. But it won’t, as you keep remembering how sadly the story ends. Beautiful but dark. A scene that would leave you hoping for a different ending!

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Neerja Receives And Reads A Happy Letter

The moments of joy when Neerja receives the letter from her the man she cares about is truly stunning. The happiness and her reaction after she finishes reading the letter is pretty obvious.

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Neerja Hides The Passports Of The Passengers

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A true display of bravery. The 23-year old shows excellent presence of mind and quick thinking by hiding the passports of American passengers, in order to keep them safe from the hijackers. Also, the way she tells the hijackers to let her do her job is amazing. Her words don’t falter despite the threat she is in. And her confidence is hard to believe.

The Hijacker Asks Neerja To Sing

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The hijacker mocks the purser and makes her sing at gunpoint. She sits and sings her favourite song from one of the old Bollywood classics. The fear is both evident and heart wrenching at the same time.

Neerja Protects The Children

This is the scene that is most talked about from the life of the real Neerja Bhanot. She shields three children from the hijackers. Instead of jumping out the emergency exit, she helps 359 passengers to escape. The way the children hold on to her. The way she covers them. And their expressions, say it all.

The Brave Girl Couldn’t Save Herself.

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The Climax
The film ends with a speech by Rama Bhanot, Neerja’s mother, played by Shabana Azmi. The mother takes pride in her daughter’s bravery. Her words will truly move you to tears.

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The film has many other memorable moments. But these six are truly the most beautifully portrayed.

Exclusive: Rare Pictures Of Neerja From Her Beautiful Years!

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Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja has already started to gain the appreciation it deserves. While you catch up on the real story, we have compiled some of the rare pictures of the real Neerja.

The beginning of a modeling career

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This beautiful woman from Chandigarh, started her career with modeling. She featured in several print ads as well as TVCs for well known brands like Amul.

A short-lived arranged marriage

Neerja married in the year 1985 and travelled to the Gulf with her husband. However, this marriage couldn’t last because of dowry demands from the man’s family. Taking a wise decision, Neerha returned home, to her parents.

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Return to India

She returned to modeling and got the assignments that she always wanted. Featuring on magazine covers and more print ads, Neerja’s career was only getting better. Soon, she decided to enter the airline industry.

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Beginning of an airline career

Neerja applied to Pan Am 73 for the position of a flight attendant. She was selected and sent to Miami for training.

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Neerja returned as a purser after the training and became part of Pan Am’s cabin crew.
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A fun-loving braveheart

People who were close to her, always knew Neerja as a fun-loving person who enjoyed even little moments in life.

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Spending time with friends, family, colleagues and even animals made her smile often.
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The sad incident of the hijacked aircraft in 1986 changed everything. 360 passengers underwent a 17-hour ordeal at the hands of the hijackers. Neerja, on the other hand, displayed immense courage and presence of mind. Not only did she succeed in saving so many lives but also set an example of selflessness that is rarely seen today.
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She could have jumped out the emergency door that she had opened after the terrorists started to fire. She didn’t. Instead, she helped others flee first. And as she was shielding some children, she ended up getting shot.
Today, the story of Neerja Bhanot is an inspiration. Emotional, yes. But also, one that restores faith in humanity. In people who are brave enough to risk their lives. Her sacrifice wasn’t any less than a soldier’s. She became the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra award as she was only 23 when the incident happened.

20 Hottest Lipstick Shades For 2016

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A quick look into the Spring/Summer’16 color trends by Pantone and the mood of the year is clear-it is about taking a pause to soothe and comfort the senses while at the same time, welcoming the unexpected combination of vibrant, abstract art. The trendiest colors being Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Lilac Gray, Fiesta, Iced Coffee, Green Flash, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Snorkel Blue and Serenity. How do these beautiful hues shape the lipstick shades for 2016? Take note ladies, of the top 20 must-have lipstick colors for Spring/Summer 2016. Time to flaunt the season’s it-colors on your lips!

TOP 20 LIPSTICK SHADES 2016

Almost Pastel

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We begin the list with the two trending colors of the year. ‘Sephora + Pantone Universe’ have released the soft, calming and almost pastel shades in velvety, hydrating, satin-matte texture.

  • Rose Quartz
  • Serenity

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The big question is – how to wear these gorgeous shades on the lips?

  • We recommend using the two colors in contrast with the eyes and lips
  • Rose Quartz lip color look best with dramatic eyes
  • Serenity is a statement in itself; and hence complimented best with subtle eyes
  • Combine the two shades to bring an ombre or watercolour effect

Ethereal And Romantic

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Welcome the romantic and subtle looks with choices of pretty pink and peaches. Complete the look with understated eye make-up (a thin liner + mascara) and a dust of blush on the apple of the cheeks. The best lipstick shades are:

  • Nude Peach
  • Petal Pink
  • Blush Pink
  • Virtual Pink

Classic Red

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“When in doubt, wear red”. Classic and powerful, red is a shade that is unlikely to go out of trend. This season, the mood shifts from the moody wine hues to something more cheerful. Red with blue undertones is the top pick of the year. To wear this red, keep the rest of the face restrained with just a twirl of the mascara, a strong brow game and a dab of bronzer.

  • Cheery Red
  • Ruby Red
  • Rich Raspberry

Vintage Charm

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The trends set by the 90s style icons are back with a bang! Channel the beauty of the past era with a deep hue on the lips. Play up with dramatic eyes with fluttering lashes or downplay by going for a natural face.

  • Berry
  • Rich Plum

Bold Hearted

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The dark plums and coffee get an even more dramatic take with undertones of violets, lavender and blue. Flawless face and sleek hair is how you these edgy lips right.

  • Dark purple/violet/plum
  • Pink violet
  • Dark Raisin
  • Black honey

Tangy Punch

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The almost gothic shades get a punch of freshness and energy with vibrant hues of orange. Wear this fun pop of color on your lips and give the rest of the face a breather.

  • Cantaloupe
  • Tawny coral
  • Mandarin orange/Tangerine

Neon Attention

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The tangy hues get brighter and bolder with a splash of neon. It instantly grabs attention and gives the face a radiant glow. These neon lips demand that the face and eyes be downplayed.

  • Fluorescent Orange
  • Vivid Fuchsia
LIPSTICK TEXTURES AND MAKE-UP TIPS FOR 2016
LIPSTICK TEXTURES AND MAKE-UP TIPS FOR 2016
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  • Do you love matte lipsticks? This year, it’s not just matte but marvellously ultra matte. Get ready to splurge on liquid lip-colors that get super-duper matte on the lips or a highly pigmented lipstick with a next-level formula that is hydrating yet gives a dry matte look
  • With gloss, it is sheer textures that give a soft, barely-there effect
  • Give credit to the Star Wars obsession or not, but inter galactic lips through metallic, frosty colors is totally in-vogue

Big thanks to the gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o for delighting make-up lovers with her glistening sapphire blue lips at the premiere of Star Wars: the Force Awakens. Yes, blue lips are a huge trend right now. If you love daring and bold looks, these metallic blue lips are a must-try.

Evidently, lips are in focus with the latest beauty trends. ‘Strobing’ lips with two color tones are a huge rage. This time, why not choose the lip-color first and then play with the rest of the face? Compliment with subtle eye-makeup – just a thin liner and mascara. For eye-shadows, try a dust of gold/silver.

10 Budget- Friendly Anti Ageing Creams In India With Prices

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Blame it on the lifestyle, diet, environment or stress, pre-mature skin ageing has become a big concern for both men and women. Treatments like facelift or botox are now quite common and most importantly, the target group are getting younger. But apart from these surgical methods, the rapidly growing market is for ‘non-surgical’ treatments like anti-ageing creams, oils or facials. Every time you switch on the TV, there’s a flood of enticing commercials taglines like ‘younger skin in 10 days’, ‘ultra lift’, etc. So why and which product do you choose for your skin?

What to look for in anti-ageing creams?

Creams that contain retinoid, called retinoid or retinol cream are one of the most basic formulas used to fight signs of skin ageing. Retinol helps boost skin collagen production and glycosaminoglycans content, thereby resulting in firmer and smoother skin. The Ranbaxy Yuguard Retinol cream is recommended by most dermatologists in India and can be easily bought over-the-counter at a drugstore. It is priced at Rs. 985 for a 30g tube.

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Pros and Cons of drugstore retinol cream:

  1. Early and regular use improves skin texture
  2. No dramatic result without consistent use
  3. First time application can cause skin irritation and redness
  4. Works best when not exposed to sunlight or sweat. Thus, a night time regime is recommended
  5. It lacks in other beneficial/innovative skincare ingredients

Thus, the commercial anti-ageing lotions often have a higher advantage point when it comes to skin treatment. Most of them contain extra anti-oxidants, vitamins, AHA or BHA and beneficial extracts.

We’ve picked the top 10 most popular and affordable anti-ageing creams in India along with their key benefits. The list is kept in increasing order of the product’s retail price.

1. Garnier Skin Naturals Wrinkle Lift Anti-Ageing Cream – Rs. 250 for 40g

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This cream is enriched with active essence of cherries, bilberry and ginger extracts. Cherries boost vitality, bilberry has anti-ageing benefits and ginger is a well known skincare ingredient that relieves acne, lightens skin spots, decrease inflammation, increase skin radiance and has 40 anti-oxidants. Whew!

2. L’Oreal Paris Skin perfect 30+ Day Cream – Rs. 425 for 50g

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L’oreal has three specific ranges for age groups – 20+, 30+ and 40+. This moisturizing cream contains pro-collagen and unlike most anti-ageing creams, is suitable even for oily-combination skin.

3. Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGen Day Cream (SPF 15 PA++) – Rs. 549 for 50g

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With a claim of 3x cell renewal power, this popular Pond’s product is a moisturizing day cream formulated with pro-cell complex and sun protecting SPF 15.

4. Lotus Herbals PHYTO-Rx Anti-ageing Cream – Rs. 499 for 50gm

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This cream uses an innovative formula with a combination of herbal extracts to hydrate skin and increase collagen protein. Its active ingredients are bilberry, green tea and fenugreek extracts.

5. Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti Aging Skin Cream (Moisturizer) – Rs. 699 for 50g

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Formulated to fight the 7 signs of ageing, Olay Total Effects suits sensitive skin and contains nicacinamide, vitamins C & E and pro vitamin B5.

6. Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Firming Day Cream – Rs. 725 for 50g

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A product from Lakme’s popular ‘Sculpt’ range, this cream has luminizing pearls besides the anti-ageing collagen boosting ingredients, to give the skin a radiant and flawless look.

7. Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Rs. 799 for 29ml

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A product with great reviews from users and dermatologists alike, this moisturizer contains accelerated retinol SA and regular use is said to visibly improve skin texture.

8. Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream (SPF-15 PA++) – Rs. 899 for 50ml

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Sources: ponds.co.za, behance.com

A non-comedogenic product, this Pond’s day-cream is touted to bring back lost radiance, boost cell renewal, protect skin and give an instant gold-like glow.

9. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Anti Aging Cream – Rs. 1299 for 50ml

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Hydrating yet of lightweight texture, this X3 cream is said by most users to have delivered its promises!

10. Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream – Rs. 1499 for 48g

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With more than 20 anti-ageing ingredients, vitamins, pro-vitamin B5 and green tea extracts, it claims to regenerate skin cells and strengthen its moisture barrier – with quick results.

Almost all anti-ageing creams come with a specific skin care routine. For best results, follow up with the night-time regime, serums, face wash, etc.

Style Guide: Choosing The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

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An all-time favourite accessory for most fashionistas. Also, an essential must-have for keeping harmful UV rays at bay. Sunglasses are more than just any fashion element. They are not just for making a style statement. They are extremely important for taking care of your eyes and adding the perfect touch of glamour.
But, just like every other fashion staple, these too have to follow rules. Rather you must follow the rules so that your shades can flatter you the best. And it is quite simple. Just choose the designs and frames according to the shape of your face.

Tips to choose sunglasses

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When you decide to go shopping for your sunglasses, keep in mind the following points.
Only buy from reputed brands
Street shopping and that bargain might sound super attractive. But when it comes to protecting your eyes, you need to act wisely. Only choose brands that offer style, quality and the right price.

Look for the CE mark

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The European CE mark is an indication that the lenses have been manufactured to meet certain standards. Which means, they are treated well enough to offer the right level of sun protection. While you can choose any frame you like, the choice of the glasses is what matters the most.

Determine the shape of your face

Pull back your hair and trace the outline of your face on to a mirror. There you go. Analyse this shape to know what type of glasses would be appropriate for you.

Find your perfect match

An Oval-Shaped Face

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If you have an oval-shaped face, you can carry off every frame with ease. However, to bring out the best of your features, experiment with small rectangular frames, bright colours and sharp wayfarers to define the soft curves of your face. You can also try polarized lenses and the very sci-fi tube design.

Round Faces

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As a general rule of thumb, round frames should never be worn on round faces. Look for something opposite instead. In other words, look for straight and angular lines. The idea is to define the round cheeks fashionably. Sporty glares and rectangular frames are the recommended picks for you.

Squares

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Go for interesting, small, round frames. Or pick the classic aviator to complement your jawline. The cat’s eye shape would also suit a square face if carried well. But it is better to avoid the retro themed colours and prints. Unswept angles are perfect on their own. Remember Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe? They are the classic fashion icons for a reason.

Heart-Shaped Faces

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Not a very easily spotted face. You can take pride in this beautiful uniqueness. Sunglass styles recommended for you include wireframes, oversized designs and carefully picked browline pieces.

An Oblong Face

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A long face should be balanced with big shades that cover the most part of the face. Try frames that are extra-thick. This would help in adding better width to the upper part of your face. Large, retro squares and aviators should do the trick well. Go through multiple prints and designs to get a clear picture of what all is available for you to be able to choose better.

Sunglasses Online

If you do not have the time for visiting every store out there, it is wiser to opt for online shopping. Sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Ebay, Lenskart and several others will offer a wider variety to you. Also, you can look for customizing options to suit your needs.

Have a quick look at these tips:

Ask For A Trial
When looking at the designs available online, a good tip is to short list a several few. You can ask them for a home trial service. This would enable you to see for yourself, how a design sits on your face. And you can either get the frame loosened or tightened up as per your requirement.

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Order Several Shapes
Do not stick to one particular frame shape. The type of your face would support several designs. So, even if you don’t like one, order one for trial. Who knows, you might end up liking that the most, once you have actually worn it.

Simple And Easy 5 Minutes Mehendi Designs For Little Hands

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“Little girls are giggles and curls, Ribbons and bows, sugar and spice from head to toe.”
The best part of having a daughter is a mother can see her own reflection without looking into the mirror. The Little girls dance their way into your heart, whirling on the tips of angel wings, Scattering gold dust and kisses in our paths. These little girls look so cuddly and cute when they dress up. Like their mothers, they also enjoy applying Mehndi and it’s such a pleasant sight watching the hands of small little girls adorned with Mehndi.
But the fact is that these little butterflies do not have much patience to sit quietly through the entire mehndi application process and get those intricate mehndi patterns crafted on their hands, so it is always better to keep the designs simple yet classy for them.

A few hearts, stars and loads of flowers… this was my favorite design in my childhood. Here are some fabulous henna designs that will add some glitz and charm to the little hands of your princess and are quick to apply.

Floral Designs

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Make an adorable flower on your little princess’ hand. It’ll look prettier on her small and pretty palm. Drawing floral motifs not only requires less time but they also give an elegant finish. It does not matter whether you draw these wonderful patterns on the palm or the back of your kid’s hand as long as they look prominent and attractive.

Some of the cute floral designs that can be drawn in a jiffy are as below:

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Along with flowers, other patterns such as bees, peacocks, butterflies, birds, leaves which kids like can also be drawn on your little doll’s hand.

Basic Chakra Design

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This is one of the most basic form of mehndi design for kids where the design is kept as simple as possible and yet the grace and elegance is not compromised. This pattern can be a good example to suit the age and style of your teenage daughter.

Heart Shape Mehndi Design

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The highlight of this beautiful mehndi pattern is the usage of soft love heart patterns on your little girl’s hand that add a heightened sense of beauty to the already mesmerizing pattern.

Paisley Mehndi Design

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Here is an easy yet beautiful design that features a paisley motif in the middle of the back of your little girl’s hand and simple floral designs below it. The small, petal-like spiral designs on the finger tips enhances the beauty of this pattern. The design is a great option for any occasion like weddings or other special events and will make your little princess’s hands look attractive.

Simple Full Hand Design

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Your little princess hands can be a perfect canvas to try out some special designs but your impatient daughter may not be ready to sit through a full-hand mehndi application process. If your daughter is restless and impatient, this is one of the simple mehndi designs best-suited for her.

Glitter Mehndi Design

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Bling is the latest fad in mehndi designs for kids. It can range from sparkles to crystals and even glitter which makes it attractive for kids. This way they can show off their mehndi designs to their friends and make it look all the more fancy and glam. Kids love the idea of colors and glitters and this is why these mehndi design for kids can be deduced as one of the perfect fixes to a baby soft palm. Moreover, if your daughter isn’t allowed to have mehndi stained hands as per her school rules, then a glitter mehndi is perfect for her. The glitters can be removed easily using water, acetone or a nail polish remover.

Precautions To Take While Applying Mehndi On Kids Hands

We all know how kids are dear to every parent. Mehndi adorned little hands look very beautiful but there is a word of Caution:
Never use black henna on little girl’s hands as it can prove to be very dangerous for the skin since it has harmful additive paste containing PPD. Try and avoid it at all costs.
Also when it comes to putting mehndi design for kids, the significant thing is to let them use their creativity and imagination. It has to be a fun-based affair for your little princess. You can replicate these fashionable henna designs on your trendy girl’s hand and see how she looks absolutely enticing.
Hope you guys loved these simple yet beautiful mehendi designs for kids. If you have any more interesting designs, please share with us.